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HOW TO BID VEHICLE NUMBER
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Vehicle Registration Number


You can bid for a vehicle registration number and use it to:-

  • register a brand new vehicle; or
  • replace the registration number of your existing vehicle.

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Bidding Exercise


There are 2 types of bidding exercises:

  • Main Bidding Exercise

When a new series is launched, invitations to bid for vehicle registration numbers from 1 to 9999 will be announced via the following channels:

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  • LTA latest news
  • Press release to all local media
    - Letter to the Motor Traders

Usual bidding period:
From Friday at 8.00am to the following Wednesday at 4.30pm.

  • Weekly Bidding Exercise

For the remaining available numbers, the weekly bidding will be held after the main bidding exercise.

Usual bidding period:
From Friday at 8.00am to the following Monday at 4.30pm.

Where Vehicle Registration Numbers are displayed

Vehicle registration numbers available for bidding are displayed on the following websites:

In addition, car registration numbers available for bidding are also displayed on the notice board located at LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, Singapore 575701.

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Bidding Procedures


Each bid must be made on Vehicle Registration Number Bid Form (R04) and Bid Envelope (R05) obtainable at the Reception Counter, LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, Singapore 575701.

The minimum bid amount is S$1,000/-. All offers shall be in multiples of $1/-. Payments must be made payable to Land Transport Authority or LTA in the form of Cashier's Order.

Enclose the completed form and the Cashier's Order in the envelope provided and deposit it into the tender box at LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, before the closing date and time. Once submitted, the bid application cannot be withdrawn or cancelled.

Each application form submitted is for one vehicle registration number only. If you wish to bid for more than one vehicle registration number, you need to submit separate bid applications.

If you submit more than one application form and your bid applications are successful, the successful bid registration numbers will be assigned to you for registration of your new vehicles or to replace the registration number of your existing vehicles.

For bidding of goods vehicle category, please confirm with your motor dealers on the maximum laden weight (MLW) of the goods vehicle before submitting the bid applications. Once submitted, the bid application cannot be withdrawn or cancelled.

For ease of identification of vehicle plate series to bid for goods vehicle category, please refer to the following table:

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Type of Goods Vehicle (MLW = maximun laden weight) Vehicle Series Starting with
Light Goods Vehicle (MLW<=3,500 kg) "G" e.g GBC1234R
Heavy Goods Vehicle (3,500kg < MLW <=16,00kg) "Y" e.g YN1234R
Very Heavy Goods Vehicle (MLW> 16,000kg) "X" e.g XD1234E

Please click here for a checklist of detailed procedures for the submission of bid.

Remember:

  • Bid registration numbers are non-transferable.
  • Once assigned, bid registration numbers cannot be cancelled and the bid amounts will not be refunded.
  • Bidders should ensure that their bid application is complete, with signature and company stamp (for non-individuals).
  • The signature of the bidder is required at the side of any amendments made on the Vehicle - Registration Number Bid Form (R04) and the Bid Envelope (R05).
  • Bidders submitting their bid application through a third-party (e.g. motor dealer) should ensure that it is duly complete before submission. Nonetheless, to safeguard the bidder's interest, bidders are advised to submit their bid personally.

Bidding Results


You can check the bidding results via:

For Car and other vehicle types
  • On-line services in ONE.MOTORING portal

  • Main Bidding Exercise

The results will be released within 7 working days after the closing date.

  • Weekly Bidding Exercise

The results will be released within 4 working days after the closing date.

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If your bid is successful, you will be notified by LTA. The registration numbers are valid for 12 months and the validity of the successful bid numbers will usually commence on the day following the official announcement of the bidding results unless otherwise stated by the Authority. If it is not used by the expiry date, it may be reassigned by LTA. However, you may choose to extend the validity period for a further 6 months before the expiry date by applying at LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, Singapore 575701. (Please proceed to the Reception Counter for assistance). An extension fee of $1,000 and an administrative fee of $20 (before GST) will be payable for each extension.

If your bid is unsuccessful, your bid application and the Cashier's Order will be returned to you, as per your instructions on the bid envelope, via mail or through self collection at LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, Singapore 575701.

If you have selected "Send Result Via Post":
Note that bid envelopes will be mailed out on the day of the release of bidding results.

If you have selected "Self Collection At LTA Counter":
Bid result notification letter or Cashier's Orders will be available for collection usually on the day following the official announcement of the bidding results unless otherwise stated by the Authority. Please proceed to LTA, Customer Service Centre, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1, Reception Counter for assistance.

Note: Collection of Bid Envelope (R05) for bid exercise that has closed more than 2 months ago is strictly by appointment only. Please contact our Customer Service Officers at 1800-CALL LTA (1800 2255 582) to request for an appointment to collect your bid result.

Replacement of Registration Numbers for Existing Vehicles
A fee of $300 (before GST) is payable for the replacement of a bid registration number on an existing vehicle.

Please click here for more details.

System Assigned Vehicle Number
If you are buying a new car, and you find bidding for a number too much of a hassle, you can leave it to the computer to generate a number for you. Immediately after your motor vehicle dealer enters your vehicle particulars into the system, the system will randomly generate a number once and assign it to your vehicle.

If you do not like the registration number assigned by the computer system, you can still bid for a registration number of your choice. You will need to pay a fee of $300 (before GST) for each replacement of the vehicle registration number.

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